This three star Secret Hotel is a brilliant option for those visiting Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, or simply wanted to base themselves in a more residential area of West London. Transport links here will mean all major London attractions are within easy reach, and the Kensington and Earl’s Court areas are full of top class restaurants, cocktail bars and traditional pubs.
Staff here are welcoming and accommodating, offering services such as laundry, room service, airport transfers, banqueting facilities as well as 24 hour reception, night porter and wifi. Business customers are also accommodated here, with facilities including conference and meeting rooms, fax and photocopying services.
Guest rooms are all en-suite, with complimentary toiletries, coffee and tea making facilities, cable television, hair dryer and daily housekeeping. This family friendly hotel is the perfect choice for those wanting to discover the excitement of London without breaking the bank or compromising on quality.
Our top picks close to this hotel
The Science Museum, in South Kensington, is a great day out for all ages. Little ones will love the interactive ‘pattern pods’ and the 3D films in the IMAX cinema showing underwater life and the journey into space. If you’re interested in a particular topic, rest assured it will be covered in one of the exhibitions, whether that be the changing face of flight or the history of modern medicine.
For a special dining experience, book a table at Garnier, the critically acclaimed continental restaurant in Earl’s Court. This spacious, 1970’s style dining venue serves up some exquisite dishes at reasonably prices, paired with a top class wine list. If you can’t make dinner, try their 3 course set lunch menu at only £16.50 a head.
Basing yourself in the West End puts you within perfect reach of many of London’s main museums and galleries. You could easily spend your whole weekend in the Victoria and Albert Museum, in South Kensington. Wander round this treasure trove of over 5,000 years of design from across the world. Tourists from overseas will love the traditional English costumes through the ages, whilst locals will love exploring the wonders from Asia and the Middle East such as lacquer tables and ornate jewellery.
Portobello Market, in Notting Hill, is a haven for antique and vintage fanatics. You’ll find everything here from wartime memorabilia, mink scarves, antique map prints and vintage jewellery. Spend the morning here and end up at the street food section for a cheap and delicious lunch, from falafel pitas to freshly made paella there’s something for everyone here.
For eating out
Madsen, on Old Brompton road, is certainly flying the flag for Scandinavian cuisine. If you’re bored of the stereotypical pizzerias, then rest assured this place is sure to tickle your exotic taste buds. Try the wild boar in the evening or grab a traditional Danish open sandwich at lunch.
Elk Bar in Fulham Broadway is a buzzing cocktail bar, often with deals on pitchers or 2 for 1 on the classics. There’s also a seating area outside for the warmer summer months.